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Calling All Entrepreneurs!

The Annual WHOI Pitchathon will take place in October and WHOI Tech Transfer is once again looking for volunteer Business Advisors to assist inventors in putting together the perfect pitch! Each October, WHOI hosts the pitch competition- inviting innovators from around WHOI to pitch their technologies before a panel of judges. WHOI innovators are given…

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WHOI Technologies to be Featured in BBC’s ‘Blue Planet Live’

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will be a featured part of the upcoming BBC program “Blue Planet Live,” which will air over four nights beginning March 24. The series will include two live broadcasts from the research vessel Atlantis showing launch and recovery of the human-occupied submersible Alvin. As part of “Blue Planet Live,” several WHOI scientists and…

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Burgeoning Offshore Wind Industry Offers Opportunity for New Tech

In the burgeoning offshore wind industry, growing particularly rapidly within the US, there’s opportunity aplenty for new technology. Quite a few existing Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) technologies as well as technologies in development have application in this field. Oceanus recently looked at some of the work being done in offshore wind by Anthony Kirincich, a…

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WHOI Tech Transfer Concludes Innovation Month; Pitchathon Winner Announced

Innovation Month kicked off with the 4th Annual WHOI Pitchathon. For the first time, this year’s event was open for public viewing. The event took place in Redfield Auditorium on October 5th, with a great turnout and four WHOI teams competing for Proof of Concept Funding. The ideas pitched this year ranged from autonomous systems to…

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Demonstrates New Compact Electric Winch

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – the Compact Electric Winch was successfully tested and demonstrated before a group of industry professionals representing some of the largest marine winch manufacturers. Both commercial and research marine operations rely on winches for deployment, hauling, and retrieval of equipment and instruments. Over the years, winch design has undergone extensive…

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Free Event Tomorrow: WHOI’s Ocean Science Cafe – Innovation Edition

Marine Algae – From Climate Change to Jet Fuel to Lipstick Some of the items in your pantry and medicine cabinet may contain algae-derived ingredients. How they got there might not have been as straightforward as you’d imagine. Come hear of WHOI Marine Chemist Chris Reddy’s journey from tracking climate history written in ocean sediments…

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Funding Opportunity – 2018 WHOI Pitchathon

  Calling all WHOI Innovators! Pitch your product idea before a panel of judges for a chance to win up to 75k in Proof of Concept Funding. Participants have the opportunity to be paired with an experienced Business Advisor to help them evaluate the commercial potential of their technology. This opportunity is open to WHOI…

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